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Cone Rod Dystrophy
I have rod cone dystrophy. I no longer have peripheral vision. Can you give me an estimate of how long i will have central vision?
Problem withcolor ey: The most common symptoms of cone dystrophy are vision loss (age of onset ranging from the late teens to the sixties), sensitivity to bright lights, and poor color vision. Therefore, patients see better at dusk. Visual acuity usually deteriorates gradually, but it can deteriorate rapidly to 20/200; later, in more severe cases, it drops to counting fingers vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corneal lining: The inner lining of the cornea consists of cells which pump fluid from the cornea keeping it clear. When these cells are deficient or incompetent, the cornea swells with fluid. This when spontaneous is called fuch's. Surgical replacement of the cells from a donor can restore clarity in a procedure called dsek. ...Read more
Do you have anymore info on schnyders crystalline dystrophy please? I know that it's rare and autosomal but looking for as much as poss.
Genetic studies only: You are asking about facial-scapular-humaral dystrophy. This is a very familial form of mild muscular dystrophy that involves the face and shoulders and upper arms and is progressive from adolescence on. There are no definite treatments except exercises and at times tendon-muscle transfers. Advances in the genetic evaluation seem exciting. There are trials of Prednisone such as in duchenne's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but thank you: for your interest to serve. That's a tough illness to live with, and you would be stressing your muscles out too much doing excercises even to pass Basic Training, regardless of MOS. If you want to serve, there are jobs in the civilian world with various branches of the government that would try to accommodate your illness if possible. The fed is very open to supporting employees w/ special needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are cell count/thickness levels for Fuch's Dystrophy that would indicate it's time for DMEK/DSEK? Current count 1381/1225, thick 594/602
Your symptoms: generally will dictate when you are ready for a corneal transplant. Symptoms of decreased vision, glare, light sensitivity etc. If the corneal swelling is to the point where I worry about permanent corneal scarring, then I usually advise the patient towards surgery sooner rather than later. Avg numbers are about 640 for corneal thickness before surgery. Good luck. ...Read more
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